Before and after gender reassignmentBy Vika https://pictolic.com/article/before-and-after-gender-reassignment.html
Photographer Claudia Gonzalez - a native of Chile - has made an interesting photo project called "REASSIGN", dedicated to people who have changed their gender. In the pictures, you will see portraits of transgender people before and after gender reassignment. Yes, such people exist, just like you!
1. Claudia Gonzalez named her project "REASSIGN" - from the word reassigned, meaning people who have changed their sex by surgery. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
2. With the help of psychological portraits presented as a diptych, Claudia shares with us the complex inner world of transgender people who have suffered from discrimination, from the refusal to consider them full members of society, and often also from the fact that they have been abandoned by their own families. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
3. These photos show ordinary people who fought for the right to be who they feel. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
4. As conceived by the author, this project should help viewers better understand the rights of people who want to bring their biological sex in line with their sexual self-awareness. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
5. The goal of the Chilean photographer's photo project is to condemn the double morality of a patriarchal society, which tries to impose on absolutely everyone how male and female roles in society should be interpreted, and that the only permissible union of two people of the opposite sex. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
6. With the help of her camera, Claudia tries to fight ignorance - the main cause of transphobia, and, as she confessed, “my own ignorance”. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
7. Claudia started this project after meeting with a transgender woman - model from the Dominican Republic. She told her about her life, about the prejudices that she has to face every day, about the double morality of a society that is trying to dictate to people like her - how some should live and what to do in order to be like the majority. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
8. “These photographs are not designed to disturb the conscience of people, but rather to disturb their consciousness,” wrote Danny Lyon, one of the most influential American photographers. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez)
9. “Photos are not asking you to 'help' these people, but to clearly realize their existence, the same real existence as your own,” continues Danny Lyon. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
10. The "REASSIGN" photo project is not just photos of trans people, it is just another small grain of sand in the fight for their rights. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
11. The work of Claudia Gonzalez can be viewed on the website - claudiagonzalez.com. (Photo: Claudia Gonzalez).
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